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Know your duties - a tool for working safely
This tool provides information about duties under the model WHS laws, including duties for PCBUs and workers in the agriculture industry, how to meet these duties, and hazards you may face working in agriculture.
This model Code of Practice has been developed to provide practical guidance on how to manage health and safety risks associated with hazardous chemicals for persons conducting a business or undertaking who use chemicals in their workplace.
This model Code of Practice provides guidance on:
identifying hazardous manual tasks
assessing the risks that may contribute to a musculoskeletal disorder
eliminating or minimising those risks.
Most jobs involve manual tasks, such as lifting,…
Biomechanical demands such as repetitive hand or arm movements, lifting heavy loads or working in awkward postures contribute to the development or worsening of inflammatory or degenerative musculoskeletal disorders. However, little is known about…
This report provides information on the risks associated with caring for obese and bariatric patients, including:
treatment while in hostel/hospital care.
Workers using hand-held power tools – such as jack-hammers, chainsaws, grinders, drills, riveters and impact wrenches – may be exposed to harmful levels of hard-arm vibration (HAV).
This information sheet is on how to manage the risk of HAV in the…
This model Code of Practice has been developed to provide practical guidance for persons who have duties to manage risks to health and safety under the WHS Act and Regulations applying in a jurisdiction. The duty is placed on persons conducting a business…
Use this guide if you manage chemical carcinogens in the workplace. It provides information on how to manage health and safety risks. It may also be useful if you use, handle, store, manufacture, store or dispose of chemical carcinogens in the workplace.
A random, population-based sample of 5,528 Australian workers participated in the Australian Work Exposure Study (AWES). Workers answered questions about the tasks they completed and the controls used at work. Based on their responses to those questions,…
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are a group of chemical compounds formed during the incomplete combustion of organic material. Some PAHs are considered to be carcinogens by the International Agency for Research on Cancer but limited…
The Australian Work Exposures Study (AWES) was a national survey conducted by the Western Australian Institute of Medical Research (WAIMR) in 2011–12 that investigated work-related exposures among Australian workers to 38 known or suspected carcinogens.…
Hazard surveillance research
Research and studies
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